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Posted by on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 11:30am.

A uniform ladder of mass m and length L leans at an angle θ against a frictionless wall. If the coefficient of static friction between the ladder and the ground is 0.43, what is the minimum angle at which the ladder will not slip?

Do i use the equation
Fn- Mg= 0

  • physics - , Monday, January 17, 2011 at 12:26pm

    yes, you start with that. I would sum moments about any point and those moments to zero. And finally, the sum of forces in the horizontal are zero also.

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